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‘Grand Slam’ Gunning

Doves, ducks, pigeons and perdiz in Argentina It was in the late 1970s that travel for wingshooting outside North America first became popular. Among...

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One Last Hunt at Muck Pond

Closing a chapter of a friendship “Plum pudding?” I offered. “What?” “Plum pudding. Left over from the party. Here.” I passed the paper plate...

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Westley’s New Over/Under

A best British over/under built to work under pressure While many sportsmen continue to appreciate and use side-by-side shotguns, the majority of guns seen...

Desert Bounty

Gambel’s & scaled quail in our Southwestern sands As dawn spilled over the crest of Arizona’s Pinaleño Mountains, I understood why modern artists from...

Hunting For Habitat

Celebrating conservation on the Montana prairie Even here, on the sunny south-facing hillside, a good amount of last night’s snow remains on top of...

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Up Front with Fausti

An interview with Fausti Arms President Giovanna Fausti These days you can’t have a conversation about Italian gunmakers without mentioning Fausti Arms. Notable for...

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Grouse Guns of the Old Guard

Lessons from wingshooting’s legendary scribes Bird hunters can be a finicky bunch, but grouse hunters are idiosyncratic on another level. Take, for example, the...

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New Basque Bests

Visiting Spain’s Arrieta & Arrizabalaga factory I probably spend more time thinking about fine shotguns than is healthy. London’s best side-by-sides and Italy’s luxury...

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Black-Dirt Bobwhites

Mr. Jimmy is solidly and happily present, looking out over a field of prairie grass and into the promise of more birds, more points and flushes, and memories not yet made. “Let’s go,” he says.

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The Price of Asking

The art of getting permission to hunt The house, a ranch-style affair with a commanding view of the surrounding countryside, gave the impression of...

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Mixed Results

There is a certain satisfaction to reaching into your bird vest at the end of a long day and pulling out a variety of species.

This Season's Shotguns

This year's crop of new shotguns has a lot to offer upland hunters, waterfowlers and target shooters. See the line up for 2023.